Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Pomacentridae > Stegastes > Stegastes fuscus

Stegastes fuscus (dusky damselfish; Demoiselle; Brazilian damsel)

Synonyms: Eupomacentrus fuscus; Pomacentrus fuscus; Stegastes trindadensis
Language: Mandarin Chinese; Papiamento; Polish; Portuguese

Wikipedia Abstract

Stegastes fuscus, the dusky damselfish, is a species of bony fish in the family Pomacentridae found near the seabed in shallow waters on the western fringes of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)[1]
Mitrella longissima (West Indian dovesnail)[2]
Syringodium filiforme (manatee grass)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[2]
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)[1]
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)[2]


Parasitized by 
Schikhobalotrema pomacentri[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Florida Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Barbados; Belize; Brazil; Honduras; Jamaica; Saint Lucia; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Brazil. Some authors consider the population in Caribbean Sea as another species, <i>Pomacentrus dorsopunicans</i> (Ref. 9626). Known to exist in the eastern Atlantic off Senegal (Ref. 10797).;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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